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... the weather does.
We might cab into the town here and try and buy some more data minutes on our Verizon phone apparently they won't add them over the phone or Internet because we have a Canadian AMEx so we are at the mercy of the old slow marina Internet.
We decided to get an early start for Newport they have a Verizon store so we will deal with the cards on Saturday.
What at a day there ...
... be a good investment. But it put me overweight.
The solution it turns out is easy ... buy a carry-on size duffel bag and put your day pack and other weighty items into this bag. When you get to your destination you can stow it or fill it with touristy things. Genius!
I leave in about an hour. Just have one last thing to buy. I might actually be ready early!
... sun had finally come out, just as I was leaving. They dressed me in Rocky's firefighters uniform which was really heavy and stinky but hilarious. You have to be strong to wear that! There's not many things that I've regretted on this holiday but I wish I stayed here longer. The second place I've been to where I want to go back before I've even left (the other place if you can't remember - Vang Vieng). There's so much more that I NEED to ...
... and pick up local sim cards or do some fancy pay-as-you-go. Too much effort!
Tablets: (For the purposes of this discussion, tablets and eReaders (the latest generation) are the same thing.)
When push comes to shove I don't really need a hugely power tablet so the iPad is out. Plus they are huge targets for thieves, pretty heavy and bulky (can't read with one hand!!). So that leaves smaller tablets and eReaders.
... over this spotting. You'll see both of them in the photos.
Was an amazing day, amplified by the island's history and the chats we had with the locals who explained the significance of everything - including a local shop "hoarder" named John (aka Trader John) and this prison-like seafood restaurant we saw at the end of the city's strip. Definitely recommend a visit, though hope I have a few more adventures, now that it feels practically like summer out, to recommend as well...